At Manchester Health Academy (MHA) our Curriculum is set up to develop students’ cultural capital and knowledge of the world that will support our students to develop a sense of purpose within society, where they become active citizens and contributors. To us the curriculum is more than academic achievement; rather it encompasses a child’s whole experience of growing up in modern Britain and having equal opportunities. Our Curriculum begins before a child starts at MHA with our strong primary school links and builds on their learning gained in these early years through a strong relationship with partner primary school leadership teams. MHA strives to support our students to become the best they can through developing their understanding of health, academic, artistic and personal growth. MHA provides a structured, supportive but challenging and enriching range of opportunities leading towards their future aspirations for life after MHA.
- Enables MHA pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations which is a knowledge-led approach
- Increases the number of pupils taking Ebacc subjects, particularly a focus on developing a desire for languages and wider reading
- Develops cross curricular links in our curriculum that reflects the ever changing world of work and particularly around new technologies through an active programme of STEM
- Provides subject choices through a challenging, engaging curriculum that supports all pupils’ learning and progression, and enables them to work towards achieving their goals
- Supports all pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their understanding of British Values in the context of their local area
- Supports, enables and ensures all pupils are secure and competent about bullying in all its forms particularly in their understanding and use of social media platforms and cyber bullying
- Supports all pupils’ physical and mental development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be pro-active about how they manage themselves
- Promotes a positive attitude towards learning for all pupil groups in our care
- Enables all staff to improve their subject knowledge that ensures that the activities in subjects match the needs and abilities of all pupils well enough to enable them to make good or better progress
- Ensures equal access to learning, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of differentiated challenge and support
- Develops pupils’ independent learning skills and resilience, to equip them for further/higher education and employment
At the Academy, we operate a two-week timetable where students are taught five one-hour lessons per day. In addition, the tutorial programme develops curriculum links as well as developing resilient and aspirational leaders.